Youth ATV safety course to be offered Sept. 7

The Eastern Morrison County Four-Wheeler Club will host a youth ATV class Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Red Rooster Bar and Genola Memorial Park in Genola. This is a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) certified course and is required by statute for youths to operate ATVs.

Students must be between the ages of 11-17. They must complete the ATV safety training course CD and return the computer printed Certificate of Completion signed by a parent or guardian on the day of the training. The CD is available free of charge and may be obtained from the DNR Enforcement Safety Training office by calling 1 (800) 366-8917.

The class is hosted by volunteer instructors and is limited to 35 participants. Registration is from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. with classroom training beginning at 9 a.m. at the Red Rooster Bar in Genola and runs until noon. Lunch is provided. After lunch, participants and instructors will proceed to the Genola Memorial Park for one hour of field training.

Participants should bring their birth certificate, course completion certificate; they should bring a helmet and goggles also. Students should test on the machine they are going to ride and it is recommended that a parent or guardian attend the training with them.

For more information or to preregister, call Nancy Lanners at (320) 360-6112.